‘Tisoy’ grounds 138 flights

MANILA A total of 138 flights were canceled due to Typhoon Tisoy as of Monday afternoon, data from three local carriers showed.

AirAsia Philippines has canceled 92 flights, mostly domestic, including domestic flights to and from airports outside Manila.

AirAsia also canceled Kaohsiung-Manila, Taipei-Manila, Incheon-Manila, Manila-Macau, Manila-Bangkok-Manila, and Manila-Denpasar flights.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) canceled 26 domestic flights, while Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced on Sunday the cancelation of 20 domestic flights supposedly scheduled for Monday (December 2).

Both PAL and CEB gave rebooking and rerouting options, and CEB further announced that customers may also opt to refund their tickets, or place the ticket value in a travel fund.

AirAsia Philippines passengers whose flights were canceled or delayed for more than three hours, were given the option to rebook their flight on the same route, get a full refund, or retain the fare value in their loyalty membership account.

Tisoy was last seen 235 kilometers east southeast of Virac, Catanduanes, or 250 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon.

It is moving westward at 25 kph, and is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes or Sorsogon between Monday night and Tuesday. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency